General Therapy Service

After the rain
the grass will shed its moisture,
the fog will lift from the trees,
a new light will brighten the sky
and play in the drops
that hang on all things.
Your heart will beat out
a new gladness
- if you let it happen.

- Chief Dan George

Referral Form

The General Therapy Service offers free and and voluntary therapeutic counselling services in Stó:lō geographic service area.

The program serves Indigenous children & youth, and their families, who have been exposed to traumatic events and/or have been abused or exploited.

Service is timely and accessible. Counsellors have clinical counselling education and experience, and are trained in up to date intervention methods.


  • Counselling is provided for children and youth under the age of 19 years.
  • Counselling and support offered is respectful and responsive to the child/youth’s needs.
  • Therapies are strength based, family focused and culturally relevant. The use of holistic approaches is used to include emotional, social, spiritual, mental and cultural aspects of the child/youth and family.

We work to:

  • Alleviate trauma or related symptoms
  • Reduce the long-term consequences of trauma and abuse
  • Reduce problem behaviours
  • Assist family to support their child/youth
  • Create knowledge and skills to reduce likelihood of future incidents from occurring
  • Support parents, caregivers, children and youth to develop a healthy understanding of trauma and how it impacts generationally.


Referrals can be made by:

  • Individuals and families who feel they need the services of a therapist
  • Community Members
  • Social Workers
  • School Personnel
  • Police
  • Community Agencies

For further information please contact the Xyolhemeylh Therapy Team at:
[email protected] or 1 (800) 663 - 9393.

Or contact the Provincial Helpline for Children 24/7 at:

If you have questions about this or any other program, please contact us.

Head Office

7 – 7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4G5